A rare occurrence for our parts of Texas.
I am thankful for ~
The RAIN!! (Just a scratch in the surface, Lord, please send more.)
My first relaxing day in 3 weeks. No lie.
Our new flooring upstairs.
I am thinking about ~
Sally. She left yesterday for a week long Catholic HEART Workcamp in Kansas City.
How different the house is with one child absent. Wow! Wow! Wow!
From the school room ~
Our school books arrived last week.
We start next week. I always start in July. ( See my reasoning here. I'm really not insane!)
Change in school routine. When David owned a store front up in Illinois, the store was closed on Sundays and Mondays. We schooled Tuesday through Saturday, taking off with him on Sundays and Mondays.
One of the stress factors for me for the past four years was not having him around as much. He got into a habit of working Monday - Saturday. So after discussing it, he went back to taking Mondays off and our school week will run Tuesdays-Saturdays, until David's busy season starts back up in January.
What I am reading ~
Nothing. I've been way too busy.
What I am praying for ~
In thanksgiving for my mom's knee replacement surgery today. She had no cartilage left and had a complete knee replacement this morning on her left knee.
For Miss Sally and all the youth and adults from our parish.
The families of these two tragic stories. My heart just aches. I literally have woken up from nightmares because of these :
The 22 month old Georgia boy who died after being left in a hot car. The father has been charged with murder and second-degree child cruelty.
The drowning death of a precious two year old. The heart ache the family must be reeling from.
*I am so sorry for being the bearer of bad news, but these tragedies have just disturbed me to my core.*
What I am listening to ~
Slovenian language! See my mom teach us.
Matt Maher's ... All The People Said Amen
Around my house ~
After we dropped my mom off at the airport last Tuesday, we came home and prepared for the flooring guys to arrive. The flooring guys dismantled room by room as they worked on the floors.
We lived with a topsy turvy household for 5 long days. We used the same company from two years ago, but the install went bad this time. (Different crew.) After ripping out and starting over in some areas, the job was finally completed last Saturday (8:30pm). I am so so so grateful it is over.
Thought it would be fun to give a tour of our finished house update.
New carpet on the staircase, upstairs living room, hallways, and closets. (The builder grade carpet that came with the house was so gross!)
The girls all received wood laminate in their bedrooms. (The girls really wanted to be done with carpet in their bedrooms.)
(The new flooring makes this bedroom look SO MUCH bigger, I think.)
We started planning for this project 2 years ago. What was really nice was that all the rooms got a thorough cleaning during this project. (A great way to start the school year.)
Have a fantastic week!
~ Patty ~